Suppose you have a beautiful house, then probably you have the front & back yard. They might be the postage-stamp sized, however you have them. Suppose your yards are small, then it can be a bit tougher to landscape than the larger yard, as each single thing in your yard can be magnified & wrong item can stand out more. However, there is not any reason why even the postage-stamp yard cannot be beautiful, take a close look at the postage stamps & see miniature masterpieces on it! Suppose you do not have a house, rather stay in the apartment, and do not think that there is no landscaping you may do. Suppose you are fortunate enough of having a balcony, then you may create a small garden out there and do regular yard care!
Ideas will be around a corner
Before you start doing anything….just think about it once. There are many magazines on the home care and gardening that will give you a little inspiration…there are many books in a library. Of course internet is the never ending platform of amazing ideas. Then you may always see what the neighbors have done to maintain their yards.
Make proper plan and follow it
As you are looking for the ideas on how you want to landscape the front & backyards, have some maps of the yards, drawn to the scale. Input these items like ponds, trees, and buildings, which are there. Decide if you can keep all trees or you will cut any down. It is good to have a master plan, and use plenty of tracing paper that you can mess over with different ideas till you find out one you really like.
Sun, wind & rain
Success of the landscape may depend on the nature. You need to mark down the places in the yard that get most sun & what times. Find from the local forecast service which way winds blow – you may need the windbreak.